This is a new post. We get lots and lots of letters – like Perry Como of old – rest his soul. We’ll post them here and on a new page shortly. Meanwhile, here is one from two MTC members…
The election in Massachusetts has encouraged and emboldened us all. Yet there is some news of coming events that potentially disturbs us about the Tea Party. We’ve heard there is to be a national Tea Party rally with tickets being sold at $350-$500, and Sarah Palin is being paid $150,000 to speak there. If this is true, it tarnishes the grass roots image and appeal of the movement. It puts the Tea Party in the same circle of mercenary self-service as the Democrats and Republicans.
We feel that the message of the Tea Party must remain clear, concise and demonstrably strong. That message should have three components only-lower taxes, lower government spending and strong national defense. Other issues like gun control and abortion should be downplayed and avoided as much as possible.The Tea Party must not become arrogant or show even a hint of becoming a third party, lest it legitimize the mockery of the left wing loons, split the coalition, defeat its own purpose and wind up with excessive years of Pelosi, Reid and Obama.
Hopefully the Tea Party will bring the Republican Party, Independents and moderate Democrats together in a coalition that will result in a resounding victory in November and a Republican President in 2012.
Let’s stay focused on what got us here and avoid the path of lunacy that both political parties have traveled in recent years.
Thanks for all you do,
MOORE TEA Friends